Lawrence was pleased with the heart and hustle of his undermanned squad, particularly late in the game.
“We throw our four fingers up in the air (at the beginning of the fourth quarter) for a reason,” he said. “It is part of the Mineral Wells tradition now, and we won the second half 13-7.
“If we had not have spotted them two – just bam, bam – touchdowns, it’s 20-13 and the entire game could have changed.”
Lawrence was asked after the game if Rams’ fans could expect the same on offense next week against Iowa Park (7:30 p.m. kickoff on Homecoming Night at Ram Stadium).
“With Hardee, Edmonds and Parks down we don’t have any choice but to put them (Tristan Seargent, Williams, Hicks) back there,” he said. “Our offensive staff put in mega hours this past weekend putting in (Friday’s) game plan.
“We drove the ball down the field two or three times in the first half but we couldn’t punch it in.
“We finally got it punched in during the second half, and I am very, very proud of my offense and offensive staff.
“Our kids executed well in the running game, they had a great week of practice and they bought into the game plan.
“My coaches put them in the right positions and they executed and made the plays.
“I told the kids after the game that we won the second half and without the two early touchdowns it’s 20-13 and who knows what would have happened from there.
“But the kids fought hard, the offensive line played well and I am so proud of them.
“We are going to get healthy, and when we do you better look out.”